Over the last decade, Jason Witten has been one of the most reliable players in the NFL, a steady fixture at the TE position for the Dallas Cowboys amidst the sea of off-field turbulence and controversy that has defined the franchise under Jerry Jones.
However, he's missed most of training camp for the first time in his career due to a lacerated spleen he suffered in their first pre-season game against the Oakland Raiders.
According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the good news for Cowboys fans is that his injury will not require surgery:
Cowboys doctors informed TE Jason Witten he will not need surgery for lacerated spleen.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2012
@jasonwitten is questionable for opener vs. NYG.
The bad news is that his streak of consecutive games started, which goes back to the 2006 season, may be coming to an end. That's never a good sign for a player in a contact sport now on the wrong side of the age 30 barrier.
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